Nov 15, 2012 8:00pm PST
, congressman paul ryan. we talked a little bit this morning. you know what the first thing he reminded me, he said luis, i was a cosponsor of your original comprehensive immigration bill along with other republicans. we had a wonderful conversation. i'm not committing him to anything on this program. we had a wonderful conversation but the fact is there are republicans who don't -- who look at the election, including paul ryan who are saying you know what? i used to be on the bill. luis maybe you and i should have a conversation. i look forward -- there are many, many republicans who don't have the view that mitt romney has. they're look at ways to expand their party and to have a different politics in america. >> eliot: look, there are some republicans who never had that view. some republicans who had that view who may be changing for political reasons. that's okay. it is going to succeed. >> you know what ryan told me? i'm not going to do it because it's political. he said i want to do it because it the right thing to
Oct 31, 2012 5:00pm PDT
, it means one foot laterally in terms of what we have to deal with. you said this to me before. what paul ryan did with fema, the 43% cut is a disastrous public policy. will this now be left on the cutting room floor and will congress understand that fema is essential. >> the case has been made. this is a national disaster. it is crossing 17 different states and 17 different states are facing life-threatening situations and having a federal coordinator, fema is coordinating all of the federal response efforts not only in new york but all across the 17 states. a case is certainly being made. we're calling fema every other day. >> eliot: if key didn't learn it in katrina, we are learning it now. the romney-ryan budget cuts fema 43%. that's simply outrageous. bad, horrendous public policy. >> and those who advocate that say it can be handled by the private sector. >> eliot: they don't flow what they're talking about. congresswoman carolyn maloney my congresswoman, many thanks for joining me tonight. >> great to see you. >> eliot: other local officials from the storms will join us, and new me
Nov 1, 2012 8:00pm PDT
, it will help bring the state together, then the mayor feels it needs to go forward. >> eliot: maybe paul ryan will run the marathon. hate to bring politics into this. abc's news correspondent -- >> reporter: no comment. >> eliot: brandy hitt, so many thanks for your reporting tonight. >> reporter: thanks, eliot. >> eliot: for more on new york's struggles we've got joe bruno office emergency management. thanks for joining us on the phone. >> thank you eliot. pleasure to be here. >> eliot: one of the crises is getting power getting juice back into the electrical systems so you can get heat. you can get hot water. you can get elevators working. what do you know about con ed and what the pace may be not only in lower manhattan but also the lower boroughs and other parts of the city that have been devastated by this? >> i know that kevin burke had a press conference with the mayor and others. said that he had a good feeling about getting this -- the lower manhattan area up and running this weekend. can't tell if you it is s
Nov 7, 2012 5:00pm PST
left no imprint. everyone will stop talking about him and he'll be forgotten. >> you're right. but paul ryan is in the house. he won the seat, he won it more narrowly than he usually wins it, but he did win it. his image and his standing among his colleagues, maybe not to you and me, but for his colleagues his standing will be burnish ed. most senators, they don't fear any backlash from democrats from moderate republicans. the only backlash they fear is from their right. am i going to get a primary from my right. that's what is going to dictate how they behave, and that's going to dictate how hard a bargain they drive. i think they're going to drive a pretty hard bargain.
Nov 14, 2012 5:00pm PST
with paul ryan, and i'm glad he made this point normally when we're attacked by terrorists and we were attacked by a terrorist group on our soil in libya the country pull together behind the president and says we were attacked. we want to find out who did it, and we want to get them. instead the republicans have exploited this from day one from hour one which is really disgusting. they think this is obama's achilles' heel. they targeted susan rice of all people. susan rice, i believe, as ambassador to the u.n. she testified in front of the house intelligence group she testified at their request. she read the intelligence result of the intelligence report. they requested and what our intelligence people in libya told us, told the congress, told the white house, and now they're trying to make her responsible for what happened. i have never seen the president that fiery. it's outrageous to pick on susan rice. if you got a beef, come after me. don't go after her. >> eliot: that's two things converging. they know the underlying logic as you laid out ridiculous. it's deceptive and crazy. it'